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Snyder stepping down from Auburn Planning Commission

AUBURN CA - Bob Snyder has tendered his resignation from the Auburn Planning Commission, after two stints of service on the board that sandwiched a term on the Auburn City Council. ...

Auburn chamber plans scaled-back Black & White Ball spinoff

AUBURN CA - Limiting numbers to 2,000 and requiring ties on all men, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is planning a scaled-down, more sedate spinoff of the Black & White Ball. A yea ...

North Auburn-to-Lincoln regional sewer wins key Placer supes support

AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors voted Tuesday to support a regional sewer pipeline to Lincoln from North Auburn that the county estimates will cost $73 million. That figure c ...

Heat turned back on for Del Oro-Placer football

Ask Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner about the Del Oro-Placer football rivalry that will again play out tonight in Loomis and the floodgates of memories open. Bonner, a 1969 Del Oro ...

Star or stood up? Auburn poised for Amgen Tour of California bike-race answer

A year ago, Auburn was already a month into planning for its role as an Amgen Tour of California bike race stop in May. This year, the Auburn organizing team is still waiting for ...

Stiff sentence sought for ex-Doolittle staffer Kevin Ring

Prosecutors are recommending that Kevin Ring, a former John Doolittle congressional aide who became embroiled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal, get 17 to 22 years in prison for tre ...

Talks moving forward on arena with Placer County, Auburn voices

Placer County members of a regional task force looking into financing for a new home arena in Sacramento for that city’s Kings basketball team are far from drinking the royal pur ...

Sacramento Kings arena funding plans a fit for Placer County?

Sacramento’s vision of regional cooperation – and financing – for a new arena is going to be a tough sell in Placer County, some elected officials are saying. While Californ ...

Nurses dig in to oppose North Auburn birthing center closure

Birthing Center nurses at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital are publicly opposing plans to close labor and delivery services. And they’re asking the Auburn community to join them in ...

Placer County regional wastewater decision will have to wait

Placer County supervisors want more answers on a $92 million regional wastewater solution that would pipe sewage from Auburn and North Auburn to Lincoln. The city of Lincoln provi ...

Raising Foresthill Bridge railing to cause traffic delays

Expect some construction-caused delays traveling over the Foresthill Bridge starting late this month, Placer County officials are advising motorists. Starting near the end of Febru ...

Holmes, city at odds over historic designation

The State Historic Resources Commission is backing a bid to place the Old Auburn Library on the National Register of Historic Places. But the designation is being opposed by the b ...

Brown budget plans threaten Auburn, Hwy. 49 streetscape projects

Redevelopment money has constructed a revitalized Downtown Auburn Streetscape and dressed up the Bell Road-Highway 49 intersection in North Auburn. But state Gov. Jerry Brown’s ...

California bid to legalize pot cultivates varied Auburn-area viewpoints

The Proposition 19 buzz is already hitting Auburn. With the potential to be part of the first state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Auburn-area residents have strong ...

Auburn’s calendar Bad Boys ordered to cover up

Auburn’s Bad Boys calendar crew is being given orders to cover up. The possibility of implied nudity in a comical calendar featuring some notable Auburn residents has been repla ...